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Under the Gateway

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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan www.dihill.com.au
Published July 28th 2019
Under the Gateway
It has been a long time since I have been down under the Gateway Bridges, on the Brisbane River, but I ventured there recently. There's some building going on, but the park under the bridge is still easily accessible.

Gateway, Brisbane River, park, Aquarium
The Gateway Bridge over the Brisbane River


There's a great walk along the pathway to Queenstown Rocks Park, and it's a rather interesting experience to look up and see that you are right under the bridge with the traffic rushing across.
Some folk fish under the bridge, some ride their bikes along the pathway, and others just explore or watch the activity on the river. There are usually not a lot of people there.

Gateway, Brisbane River, park, Aquarium


Did you know about the aquarium?

aquarium, Brisbane River,
Story of the Aquarium


I knew the waterway near Gibson Island was referred to as the Aquarium Passage, and there is an Aquarium Street off the Lytton Road, but I didn't know the story of the aquarium itself, which goes way back to the 1880s. There's some very interesting history recorded there.

The bridge, Aquarium, Brisbane River,


It's easy to get to from the corner of Creek Road and Lytton Road, with a pleasant walkway along the river's edge.

Queensport Rocks Park, Brisbane River, walk,
At Queensport Rocks Park



It's another free and fun place to explore and watch the activities on the Brisbane River!

Gateway, Brisbane River, park, Aquarium


Take a rug or fold-up chairs and enjoy. (There's a jetty there, but it needs some work and is currently off-limits).

Brisbane River, river,
On the River's Edge


Though we often refer to the bridges as "The Gateway Bridge/s" they are officially the Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges.

Gateway, Brisbane River, park, Aquarium
Under the Bridges


Gateway, Brisbane River, park, Aquarium
Below the Bridges


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Why? Walk and picnic on the Brisbane River
When: Any time
Where: Metroplex Ave, Murrarie
Cost: Free
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